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this morning on "early today," the next chapter. will it hit or will it miss? the east coast gets ready for hurricane earl. and think or swim. a pool turns into a parking spot for one car in florida. this is "early today" for wednesday, september 1, 2010. >> good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with turning the page. president obama addressed the nation from the oval office last night, putting an end to u.s. combat in iraq. the president thanked americans for paying a huge price, saying it's time to move forward without closing the book on
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iraq. tracie potts has more from washington. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. with the military operations in iraq behind us, president obama made it clear that the next big mission is right here at home. >> the american combat mission in iraq has ended. >> reporter: with combat troops now out of iraq, president obama announced a new mission. >> our most urgent mission is the economy and putting americans back to work. >> reporter: his focus now? jobs and afghanistan. he promised the pullout there will begin next summer. >> open-ended war serves neither our interests or the afghan people. >> reporter: republicans criticized the president for opposing the surge. >> some leaders who opposed, criticized, and fought tooth and nail against the surge strategy
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now proudly claim credit for the results. >> we pledge all we can do always to protect and defend the state of israel. >> reporter: today, president obama meets with israeli prime minister netanyahu and palestinian president abbas. the goal is to resume direct talks between palestinians and iraq israel, they have been hold for two years. folks are on watch this morning as hurricane earl winds its way toward the u.s. some were ordered to board ferries and head to the mainland this morning. more evacuations could be on the way as a powerful storm threatens to sideswipe the east coast. depending on the path it takes, whipping across the coast with
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winds well over 100 miles per hour, states are prepared to order more evacuations. earl is expected to bring high winds and heavy rain to north carolina's outer banks. from there, forecasters say it could curve away from the coast as it makes its way north, perhaps hitting massachusetts, cape cod, on friday night and saturday. bill karins will have much more on earl in a few minutes. here is a look at other stories making news early today in america. in florida, throw people taken to the hospital when the car they were in ended up in the bottom of the swimming pool. the 73-year-old driver hit a van and smashed through a fence of a nearby home. one is in serious condition. police hope this newly released video helps them catch a brazen thief. a woman entered a church and
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took a purse, right in the middle of services. the woman is wanted on charges of grand lars. and drivers on interstate 277 in north carolina could get caught heading into indepednence boulevard instead of independence boulevard. department of transportation says the huge misspelling is the manufacturers' fault, but state workers didn't notice the goof before the sign went up. and now for a look at national and rejogional weather, here is meteorologist bill karins. >> i represent the half of the population that can't really spell that well. >> department of transportation folks need to get spell-check. this is not the first time we've had something like this happen. >> i'm glad someone noticed. >> it made my job more difficult to actually have to say the misspelling. >> we don't like earl.
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let's give you the latest. it's time to ahead admire the storm, if you live along the mid-atlantic into england. the storm about 48 hours from its closest location to the north carolina coast. the storm not quite as big as it was yesterday, but still extremely intense, and it will brush the bahamas, florida, you look safe, but you are this close to this powerful hurricane. but everything is telling us it will head more or less off the coast, not hitting florida directly. but largely rip current will be a problem in florida. the big picture, from here all the way up to the gulf of maine over the next three to four days. the latest forecast track from the hurricane center, takes major hurricane category 3 off the carolina coast thursday evening and off the new england coast as we go through friday night. by the time we get to saturday
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afternoon and evening, up in the canadian maritimes, 125-mile-per-hour winds off the outer banks, the close test will be to long island, cape cod, late friday evening, after dinner, probably heading towards midnight and the storm will rapidly accelerate and weaken away from us. we'll watch our computer models very closely to show where it will trend. a couple of our trends are now toward land, but most of the majority is off shore. this is a forecast that still could change. that's a look at national forecast and a lot of details on earl. now a look at weather outside your window. boston, massachusetts, amazing we're not talking much about this heat wave. an incredible heat wave mid 90s from the carolinas northward up to maine. the same areas that have to deal with earl are dealing with a major heat wave today. lynn, we'll try to give you updates later in the show if anything new comes in on earl.
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>> all right, bill. thank you. wall street says good-bye to august, text stocks stumble and why you can't call champagne champagne. plus, these actors are not hollywood's most profitable. we'll tell you who is. and electrifying debut for a reds' rookie. and manny speaks, but did anyone understand him? you're watching "early today".
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good morning and welcome back to "early today." some of your top headlines this morning. president obama opens a two-day summit aimed at brokering a palestini palestinian/israeli peace agreement. he will host benetanyahu and
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abbas. the first talks in nearly two years. and the white house is appealing to both sides of not letting yesterday's shooting of four israel yi yiis derail the . and lisa murkowski has conceded to joe miller. she was 1,500 votes behind after absentee ballots were counted. miller, a little-known attorney, supported by the tea party movement and former governor sarah palin. here is an early look at how wall street will kick off. dow opens up at 10, 014. s & p up a fraction, and the nasdaq fell five points. overseas trading this morning. nikkei climbed 102 points and the hang seng rose 87. stocks finished tuesday
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flat, ending a month on wall street most investors would rather forget. damage in the tech sector eventually erased gains. the s & p 500 went through its worst august in 2001, when the dot-com bubble collapsed. consumer spending is critical to the economic recovery. another encouraging sign, prices of single-family homes gained more than expected in june and rose in the second quarter. also hopeful? the federal deposit insurance corporation said problem loans fell in the second quarter for the first time in four years. on the down side, minutes of the federal reserve latest policy meeting suggest that the economy would have to deteriorate "appreciatably" for new stimulus from the federal bank. intel fell 1.5% which led one semiconductor index to close
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at its lowest level in almost ten months. research in motion lost 6%. monsanto fell 6% after forecasting layoffs and four-year earnings below expectations. saks surged almost 20% after reports a group of equity firms might bid for the luxury department store operator. and exelon will pay $900 million for the wind energy assets for deere & company. and australian winemakers hoping that a rose by any other name will be as sweet. australia can no longer use the words champagne, port, or sherry for champagne, port, or sherry. a game-ending wild pitch and a rookie first game thriller. and blue jays knock the rays, knocking them out of a
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first-place high. one more day before earl begins its impact. it will be hot. temperatures in the mid to upper 90s. regional forecast coming up. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you're just waking up, this
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is "early today." manny ramirez has joined the chicago white sox and he's already making things interesting. here is fred regula rogan. manny ramirez held a news conference, answered every question. he answered every question in spanish with an interpreter, even though he speaks fluent english. on deck and would have made his debut. he hit this three-run bomb to right. the sox held on to win 4-3. yanks mark texixeira and two rus on the rays in the sixth inning. home run show impressive, how about 43 for jose batista?
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he leads the majors. and ninth inning, rangers, pitch got away from the catcher, in comes willie bloomquist. a walkoff wild pitch. and that's the way it ends. royals win 10-9. another walkoff by the marlins. a single to left. hanley ramirez, green light at second. and under the tag. marlins beat the nationals 1-0. the reds, chapman made his major league debut. fastball clocked at 109 miles in the minors. not a bad start for the kid defected from cuba. struck out one in an inning of work. joey votto with a stop at first. and incredible throw to second for the out. scott roland's turn. and the reds win 8-4. that's your early look at sports
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on "early today." i'm fred rogan. well, should reality tv shows be allowed to shoot at ground zero? early morning entertainment headlines straight ahead. and one man facing the battle of his life sees his ultimate dream come true. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back. i found one of the coolest things i've seen in a long time. showing the raw power of hurricane earl. we have floating buoys that help tell us wind direction and wave height, just reported a wave of 45 feet high right through the eye of the hurricane. that shows you how strong it is. you can see waves, 19 feet, and already off the florida coast, 11-foot waves off of hatteras. the storm track from the hurricane center is taking this 100 to 120 feet mile of the outer banks if it shifts closer to the coast, we're talking about a lot of destruction. as of now, it would mostly be a glancing blow with a tochb beach erosion. the forecast for today, thunderstorms for chicago and kansas city. look at the heat wave in the east. mid 90s all the way up to boston on the first day of september. watching us on wlbz-10 in
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bangor, maine, get ready for west african rhythm in nearby stonington. the akwaaba ensemble is performing at the oprah house arts. no way i said that right, but i tried. >> you tried. at least you didn't have to say independence incorrectly. >> yeah. an early look at headlines in entertainment. michael douglas is optimistic he will recover from throat cancer. last night on "late night with david letterman," he said he just finished his first chemo and radiation and has seven weeks to go. dr. drew and rachel uchitel were allowed to shoot an episode of a reality show at the world trade center site.
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uchitel's fiance was killed in the 9/11 attack. and rounding out the list, anne hathaway, second, daniel radcliffe took third. robert downey jr. took fourth. and cate blanchett, and on the list, not including angelina jolie, jennifer aniston who had more than her recent share of clunkers at the box office, somehow came in seventh. what do you have against jennifer aniston, bill? >> i don't have anything against her. >> poor woman, just trying to get past her marriage. >> i heard maybe she's back may. >> breaking news right here on "early today." bill karins with breaking entertainment news. >> i'll stick to weather. >> we'll have you stick to weather. >> easily. this to us from ktrc local 2
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in houston, texas. one man has fulfilled a dream that took a lifetime. personal sacrifice, and an aggressive bout with cancer, forced roy to put his dreams on hold, until now. he always dreamed to rising to the rank of sheriff's deputy, was honored with his own deputy badge. and as he rides a high of emotion and pride, his family hopes this will give him the strength to continue to fight for his life. we wish him luck. i'm lynn berry, this is "early tod today," just your first stop of the day on your nbc station.
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all eyes on earl. the powerful hurricane is a category 4 storm moving towards the eastern coast of the united states. good morning to you, i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. welcome to quts n"news 4 today" weps, 1 stt day of september, 2010. earl's path is taking it over the caribbean where the cleanup is under way. huge waves crashed on the beaches in puerto rico. surfers didn't mind. 200,000 people were without power there. fortunately no deaths or injuries are reported. this morning nasa is providing a powerful image showing how large earl really is. an astronaut captured this picture of the storm aboard the
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international space station. in the mid-atlantic, bob mcdonnell plans on declaring an emergency today ahead of earl's arrival. north carolina could be hit harder than virginia. jay gray has the latest on storm preparations from kill devil hill. >> calm seas can't hide the concern as hurricane earl, a major storm continues to close in on the east coast. >> from north carolina, to maine, any of these areas could be impacted and getting people to record they need to get ready now. >> the current forecast track shows earl brushing the coast in the next couple of days. >> it doesn't have to make landfall to have very significant impact. >> north carolina outer banks will like lie be the first to feel the effects of earl. >> i think everybody is concerned. the locals are saying it is teasing us. so we're going to hang out and see what happens until they run us off the island, i
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